If you need to cancel your flight due to illness, you’ll need to provide a doctor’s note to the airline. Here’s how to go about doing that.
- Contact your doctor and explain the situation. Ask if they can provide you with a note confirming your illness.
- If your doctor agrees, ask them to email or fax the note directly to the airline.
- Alternatively, you can bring the note when you cancel your flight at the airport.
- Make sure that the note states that you are unfit to fly and includes the date of your appointment.
- Remember that most airlines require a doctor’s note if you’re canceling your flight due to illness within 24 hours of departure. So it’s best to act quickly.
- If you don’t have a doctor’s note, the airline may still allow you to cancel your flight, but they may charge a fee.
- If you need to cancel your flight due to illness, make sure you have a doctor’s note to avoid any fees from the airline.
(After the flight has taken off)
To Whom It May Concern
I am writing to request a doctor’s note for the cancellation of my upcoming flight due to illness.
As you may know, I am scheduled to fly out on __________ (date), but unfortunately, I have come down with a severe case of __________ (illness). My doctor has advised me that it would be in my best interest to stay home and rest until I am fully recovered.
As such, I am regretfully canceling my flight and will be rescheduled for a later date. I would appreciate it if you could provide me with a doctor’s note confirming my illness so I can send it to the airline as documentation.
(Name of the Doctor) (Seal/Stamp)